Monday Meal! Stuffed Cheesy Peppers! + Breadsticks!

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I will have to pat myself on the back for this meal, AND even my husband thought it was delicious! Seriously, he never gives me this good of props on a meal.  The only comment he made was adding more cheese throughout the pepper.  I am still using up my latest great buy on the large bag of peppers from the Farmer’s Market from a few weeks ago.  I could definitely do this recipe a few more times because it was so yummy! 

Here are my beautiful colored peppers!

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Bell peppers contain only 30 calories and pack on a ton of nutrients! Each color of bell peppers provide different nutrients.

Red bell pepper have higher amounts of vitamin C (providing over 450% of the Daily Value).  Bell peppers provide a great amount of vitamin B6, vitamin E, fiber, and vitamin A  and a variety of other carotenoids.  Since red bell peppers are higher in some nutrients they are helpful for the skin and immunity.

 

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I started with sautéing my leftover pepper, celery and small tomato from the other nights Buffalo Chicken Pizza!

Next I added some onion and garlic. Boy, the house smelled glorious as Frank the Tank would say (sorry, I couldn’t resist a good Old School quote, bahhahh).   My upstairs even smelled wonderful!

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Bring on the oregano! I never really use fresh oregano but now I love it!  I think it is kind of pretty!  Fresh herbs are also loaded with nutrients that are beneficial for immunity.  This dish is just perfect for flu season.  My flu-fighting peppers, hooray!

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Love, love that fresh herbs FINALLY come in small packages, thank you Mariposa Farms! Did you know this is a local product from Grinnell, Iowa! Place pepper in pan.  I used a bread loaf pan so they would stay upright.

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Add cooked sausage and beef.

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Add 1 cup spaghetti sauce.

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Stuff pepper with filling and top with cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

filled peppers

Here they are all done!

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I had some leftover whole wheat cheesy garlic bread that I made using frozen whole wheat dough from the freezer section at the store. This bread needed to be brought back to life, so . . .

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I grilled it in my grill pan with some olive oil!

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Then I dusted the bread in Parmesan cheese.  It reminded my of Pizza Hut greasy breadsticks.  My family loved ‘em!

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parm and sauce

 

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Stuffed Cheesy Peppers

Ingredients

4 bell peppers, cut and seeded

1/2 cup bell peppers, diced

1/4 cup tomatoes, diced

1/4 cup celery, diced

1/4 cup onion, diced

1 tbsp garlic, diced

1 tbsp oregano

1/2 pound hamburger, cooked

1/4 pound sausage, cooked

1 cup spaghetti sauce

1/2 cup shredded cheese

Olive oil

 

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Sautee diced bell peppers, tomatoes, celery, onion and garlic in a pan with olive oil. Add oregano and cook for 2 minutes.  Add meat and sauce and cook for an additional 2 minutes.  Place mixture into large peppers and top with cheese   Bake peppers for 20 to 25 minutes.

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